Born This Way Author: katmarajade Rating:
5 drabbles spanning from PG-RWritten For:
Team Gaila's Triathlon entry at st_respect
's Ship Olympics. These are 5 drabbles (each around 500 words) that I wrote for an 11-drabble acrostic (BORN THIS WAY) Pairings:
Gaila/Kirk, Gaila/Scotty, Gaila/Cupcake, Gaila/Sulu, Gen: Gaila & her motherWarnings:
Mentions of slavery and other horrible things (nothing graphic), a bit of sexNotes:
If you like this, please check out the entire drabble acrostic (~5k and some just gorgeous
writing) plus gorgeous artwork and vids here
I just wanted to post my part at my journal for archiving purposes. I kept the cross-stitched letters that we posted it with originally here. They were done by ladymac111
Gaila/Kirk, PG-13, angsty references to slavery (Orion) and genocide/starvation (Tarsus IV)( The first time that Gaila saw Jim Kirk, he was getting pummeled in a bar fight ... )
Gaila/Scotty, PG-13, post red-alert adrenaline-fueled sexiness( Gaila turned to Scotty, eyes wide and blazing, and yanked him out of his chair. )
Gaila/Cupcake, R, sex, minor angst( Inside his private quarters the Lieutenant Commander known as Cupcake was an entirely different person ... )
Gaila/Sulu, PG, adorably smitten Sulu shows new-to-Earth Gaila San Francisco like only a native could( San Francisco was glorious. She'd been in awe of the colors and smells and just the feel of it since stepping off the transport ship. )
Character piece of young Gaila and her mother while on Orion, based on the lyrics: My mama told me when I was young, we are all born superstars/ she rolled my hair and put my lipstick on in the glass of her beaudoir/ there's nothing wrong with loving who you are, she said, 'cause He made you perfect, babe/ so hold your head up girl and you'll go far, listen to me when I say ...
, PG, non-specific mentions of slavery, Gaila's mother encourages her to get away from Orion.
I'm really proud of this piece and of how it really pulled this song-based entry together. /self-pimp( Years ago, on a space station orbiting the planet Orion, a woman brushed her young daughter's long, red curls and wondered, not for the first time, how something so beautiful, so precious could have been created by her. )